- February 26, 2014
With a little help from us, 5th graders from Washington State will create an interactive trail and digital magazine to educate people about the importance of caring for the environment and what people can do to help. These students and their teacher are raising money to create kiosks to place on their trail so people can learn about wildlife, their watershed and composting. Small group grants will be given to students with plans to create additional interactive teaching spaces such as a butterfly garden, an owl box, a bat box, bird houses and feeders, an area for people to learn about pervious and impervious ground cover, and even a stream table to simulate erosion. They also want to have a hot spot on the trail so their iPads can be used by all the classrooms and so people can view our digital magazine with more information on the topics. Students will be able to use apps to identify wildlife and hear bird songs as well as reflect and respond to their learning experiences.